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How to be (more) loveable like Pavarotti

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Become more loveable on stage, during a meeting or in a face-to-face talk using three things that Pavarotti did.

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Three rules that help you make your slides (a lot) better

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Slide decks are important for a lot of presentations. But many fail. Here are three rules that will make your slides instantly become better.

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How body language can impact an audience

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What you say with your body is more important than your words. Body language can impact your audience like nothing else. Learn three techniques.

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How do you get and keep the attention of your audience?

How do you get and keep your audience attention?

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You’ve only got 30 seconds to grab the attention of your audience. It means you have to do it right!In this video, Bas van den Beld breaks down three steps World Champion Public Speaking 2015, Mohammed Qathani, used in his winning talk.

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Three things to remember for a successful speaking career

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For some, presenting is a need. For others, it’s something they love doing and want to do more. But can you make a career out of it? You sure can, I did! But there are some things to take in account!

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What happens when people hear a story?

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Storytelling changes the way people behave. But what really happens when we hear a story?

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Getting closer to your audience in Storytelling

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An important element in public speaking as well as in storytelling is to get close to your audience. The closer you get, the more powerful your story.

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How to keep your audience attention

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We get distracted easy. For a speaker, that means it is crucial to put elements into their presentations that will prevent that from happening.

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Closing Speaker? Make Being the Last of the Day Work for You!

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Are you the last speaker at the conference? There are some big opportunities being the closing speaker. Here’s how to make it work for you!

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8 Ways to Get a Connection with your Audience

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There are a few ways to connect to your audience. Some are easy. And your audience will feel closer to you, without you being too obvious about it.

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Misconceptions about Storytelling debated

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Some people believe storytelling is not important. Which is ok to think, but they think so for the wrong reasons. In this debate we look at why.

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What Ajax and Spurs can teach us about Storytelling

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The 2019 Champions League Quarter Finals between Ajax and Juventus and between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur were more than football. They were stories. We can learn from the stories of two games played in the Champions League: Juventus vs Ajax and Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur. They follow the same path as any good

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Being Prepared Mentally for a Presentation

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Getting ready for a workshop, training or presentation is much more than getting your slides done. The mental part of preparing matters a lot.

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Why people can’t handle a lot of text on your slides

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How much text should there be on a (Powerpoint) slide? Not too much! If you have too much text, you will confuse your audience. Here are some guidelines.

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Why you shouldn’t be rehearsing in front of a mirror

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Practicing in front of the mirror is a common tactic for speakers. It’s a wrong approach. It can lead to the exact opposite of what you want to accomplish.

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